Gotham has plans for pre-Robin story but no Harley Quinn

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I’m actually enjoying FOX’s Gotham. Sure the show takes some liberties with the age differences, but I’m enjoying the rise of Penguin and how bad Gotham is becoming. So far we’ve seen characters like Harvey Dent, Pamela Isley, Selena Kyle, Edward Nigma and many more. However, that doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing all of Batman’s rogues anytime soon.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller said they have no plans to feature Harley Quinn. As for Robin, we’ll be getting a “prenatal” story some time in the future.

“We’re going to do a prenatal origin story for Robin down the line,” Heller says. “There are no MRIs involved. There’s an episode coming up where we learn how Robin’s parents got together.”

Since Robin is a child in the comics, it makes sense for him to not be born yet, since Bruce Wayne is still a kid on the show.

Although we won’t be seeing the Joker’s girlfriend, we will at least be seeing The Riddler’s girlfriend.

“One of the things about the size and scope and ambitious of this production is that — it’s not that there’s lots of chefs in the kitchen, but there’s a lot of people with opinions and views and inside knowledge,” Heller says. “That aspect of the show — which characters to use and when — is a source of constant discussion. And that may well have been an issue that came up and was dropped. We haven’t got Harley Quinn in it. Riddler’s girlfriend is coming up. And Harley Quinn is definitely planned for later on, but so far no.”

Heller said that they’re trying to not cram a bunch of characters into the show.

“You can’t just keep pumping these characters into the show in a comic book sort of way, because you get the Super Friends effect — which isn’t a bad effect, but then you have spaceships and need to go underwater and get wacky villains and the rest of it,” he said. “You have to work as a character piece first. First it has to be real.”

Are you enjoying Gotham so far?

Gotham airs Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on Fox.

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